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About Michael Zunke

Michael Zunke

CTO, Software Monetization - SafeNet

Today at SafeNet Software Rights Management in his CTO role, MiZu is driving new technologies and the strategic evolution of the platform. He is a specialist in application security for licensing, protection against reverse engineering and automated technologies to integrate security paradigms into applications. He is responsible for overall security architecture and innovation in the field of Software Security and Licensing.

MiZu is also holds several patents in the software security arena.

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Latest Posts | By Michael Zunke
World Intellectual Property Day
1 year ago

World Intellectual Property Day

Today as more opportunities are created through IoT, we are seeing traditional hardware companies, whose intellectual property (IP) was the hardware that it manufactured, increasingly seeing the value in software and, in turn, changing their whole business and IP strategies to fit in with the new era. However, IP, hardware or software, is only as good as its protection and the business’ ability to successfully monetise it. Our recent research revealed that despite nearly nine out of 10 organisations admitting they are worried their software may become compromised, many are still not taking the threat seriously with over half (52%) leaving themselves vulnerable to IP theft by not using software IP protection tools.

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Swimming with Sharks in the IoT
2 years ago

Swimming with Sharks in the IoT

Hackers, like sharks, can sense blood. Not literally, of course, but they can detect the slightest vulnerability in your code; and when they do, they go in for the kill. This, understandably, makes intelligent device manufacturers nervous, and is why some of them will go to great lengths to cover up security flaws – even if it means blocking vital research. Read More

Security of Things: Trust and Verify
2 years ago

Security of Things: Trust and Verify

It’s hard to fathom why so many devices are being developed for the Internet of Things without a thought to security. When you consider the inherent security risks in connected environments, you’d expect IoT vendors to be scrambling to ensure that their devices are compliant and prevent data leaks and other such privacy breaches. As I explained in my recent presentation at LicensingLive! 2015, misplaced trust in the IoT’s complexity seems to be the main reason behind people’s laissez-faire attitude towards security.

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Service in the Cloud Reduces TCO for the User – How to Achieve the Same with Your Proven Technology
4 years ago

Service in the Cloud Reduces TCO for the User – How to Achieve the Same with Your Proven Technology

As a long time partner for ISV’s in the software B2B market, we are often asked for help competing in a market that is becoming more and more cloud centric. Typically ISV’s have made a long term investment in applications that are deployed on-premise and therefore cannot efficiently be offered as a service.

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